In the southern US city of Fort Worth, Texas, a child has been tragically killed and another injured following a shooting at an apartment complex on Sunday. Police authorities report that the incident occurred just before 1:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of Broadmoor Drive and that two juvenile victims were discovered in a breezeway with gunshot injuries upon arrival of responding officers.
The child who was pronounced dead was found on the scene, while the other victim was transported to a nearby medical facility. The latter’s current condition remains undisclosed. The victims’ ages have also not been made public. Law enforcement officials believe that the pair were together when they were approached by three suspected assailants who proceeded to fire their weapons at them.
According to investigators, at least one of the suspects brandished a firearm, resulting in both children being shot. No further details have been released on the suspects, who subsequently fled the scene of the crime before authorities could arrive. The Fort Worth Police Department continues to investigate the matter and asks that anyone with information come forward.
As the Fort Worth community mourns the loss of a young life, law enforcement officials are working diligently to bring justice to the family of the child who has been brutally taken. Incidents such as this serve to remind the public of the importance of community vigilance as well as the urgent need to address the underlying issues that drive such crimes. The city of Fort Worth remains committed to eliminating such tragedy from occurring again in its city streets.